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Suspects In North Side Shooting Appear In Court

Five suspects from last week's fatal shooting on Madison's north side made their first court appearances on Friday.

Among those appearing in Dane County court was the man accused of being the shooter, 18-year-old Demetrius Matticx. His bail was set at $1 million for a charge of first-degree intentional homicide.

Four other suspects -- Jimmy Leuaxsay, 18, John Leuaxsay, 18, Dreyon James, 18, and Shon Hamilton, 20 -- are facing charges of being party to the shooting that killed 20-year-old Jonathan Wilson last Thursday on Troy Drive.

The other suspects' bond was set at $500,000 apiece.

Authorities said that they believe more arrests are coming. They said that 50 people had some type of knowledge of this shooting.

"Everyone in the department wants to make sure we've uncovered every stone and be sure all stones and gotten all the info to ensure justice is served in this scenario," said Madison police spokesman Howard Payne.

North Side Construction Causes Slowdowns

The most significant construction lane closures on Madison's north side will end Friday, easing traffic delays, a state project manager said.

A second lane in each direction will reopen along Northport Drive/Packers Avenue about 7 p.m. Paving work had reduced to roads to one lane between Aberg Avenue and Troy Drive since Wednesday, said Brandon Lamers, the state Department of Transportation's project engineer.

"This was probably the most difficult stretch for drivers (of the project's eight-month timeline)," Lamers said." The lane closures were necessary to complete the final layer of asphalt on the road," he said.

The construction work will replace the pavement, signals and utilities, plus make safety improvements along the stretch of road. Crews will add a bicycle lane along the east side of Packers between Schlimgen Avenue and Darwin Road, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said earlier.

The project is scheduled to end Dec. 1

Another Teen Sought In North Side Shooting

Madison police are looking for another teen wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on the city's north side last week.

Police said that Myntrell Jarvis, 18, is a person of interest in the shooting, which killed one man and slightly injured another.

Authorities are asking anyone with information on Jarvis' whereabouts to come forward.

Police have already arrested a total of five people on homicide-related charges in connection with the death of Jonathan Wilson. He was shot in the 800 block of Troy Drive just after 10 p.m. on Oct. 20. Another male victim was grazed by a bullet and wasn't seriously injured.

Police said that the investigation is on going.

Suspect In North Side Shooting Surrenders To Police

A 20-year-old Madison man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting on the city's north side last week turned himself into police early Wednesday morning.

Shon Hamilton was arrested on a tentative charge of party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide. A 16-year old Madison teen was also taken into custody on the same tentative charge, police said.

Hamilton was being sought as a "person of interest" in connection with the shooting that killed Jonathan TeAndre Wilson, 20, on Oct. 20. Police said the shooting, in which multiple shots were apparently fired, happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive. A second male victim was hurt in the shooting, but he suffered a superficial gunshot wound and didn't require medical attention.

Madison Officials Release Concealed Carry Guidelines

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and other city staffers want residents to be aware of the city's guidelines and restrictions regarding the state's concealed carry law, which goes into effect Nov. 1.

Officials unveiled the rules on Tuesday.

"While I think this legislation is bad public policy, the city of Madison must respond as best it can under the limitations set by the Legislature. It's my responsibility to make sure that city employees and residents are comfortable and can feel safe in city buildings," said Soglin, in a notice sent out Tuesday.

Soglin said all city buildings will be posted with notices indicating it is illegal to carry weapons inside city buildings. This includes bus shelters, transfer points and park shelters.

Several Arrested In Fatal North Side Shooting

The Madison Police Department has identified suspects arrested in connection with last week's fatal shooting on the city's north side, and police said they are searching for a person of interest in the case.

Madison police said Jonathan TeAndre Wilson, 20, was killed in the shooting on Oct. 20. Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Troy Drive.

Police said they arrived at a highly chaotic scene, where multiple shots had been fired. Police said they found Wilson dead at the scene and a second male victim with a superficial gunshot wound, which didn't require medical attention.

Police said they identified suspects through their investigation, and that several suspects have been arrested in connection to the slaying.

Demetrius V. Matticx, 18, of Madison was arrested on a tentative charge of first-degree intentional homicide, police said.

Tax Bills Will Decrease Due To Madison School Board Vote

Tax Bills Will Decrease Due To Madison School Board Vote

A vote by the Madison School Board means the average family will see its tax bill go down.

The board unanimously voted Monday night to keep the tax levy the same as last year, meaning that for the average Madison home, taxes will go down about $78 because of declining property values.

But some new programs will get funded as well.  The district found about $2.5 million in the last month from an unexpected federal payout and for pre-paying down debt.

The Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent said he thinks the district has been able to strike a good balance.

"We think we are able to do the balance now in another way, which is still in recognition of maintaining a tax levy with no increase, actually a slight decrease, reducing the budget which is really more of a result of state action that took place, and addressing some of the needs we have to educate our children as well," said Superintendent Dan Nerad.